Researchers at the CSIR are building on their early successes in the development of technologies for the treatment of mine wastewater by developing a pilot plant to treat acid mine drainage and recover metals.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is celebrating 10 years of conducting world-class research and development in the field of nanotechnology. The CSIR’s National Centre for Nanostructured Materials (NCNSM) was launched in 2007 as part of the implementation of government’s National Nanotechnology Strategy. Nanotechnology research is a key pillar of the CSIR’s activities that is focussed on finding solutions that address the broader societal challenges of South Africa.
South Africa established the National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials (NCNSM) ten years ago, to conduct research and developing technology skills in nano related areas, thus boosting the country’s competitiveness in this field.
The just-released 2017 Global Carbon Budget, an annual update on the carbon budget published through a partnership of the international science community, shows that the increase in fossil fuel emissions was lower than that of a decade ago.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) emerging innovators will present their new technologies to potential partners, funders and customers at a pitching competition to be held in Pretoria on Friday, 17 November 2017.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS), an entity of the Department of Environmental Affairs, and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), funded by the Department of Science and Technology under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) aimed at supporting the two organisations in delivering on their mandates.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, addressed scientists, engineers and researchers from public and private sector at the 6th CSIR Conference that took place on 5 and 6 October 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. Minister Rob Davies emphasised that in order for South Africa to be globally competitive, it needs to find new ways of boosting the economy through industrial development.
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The 2nd edition of the Climate Risk and Vulnerability handbook was launched on 5 October at the CSIR 6th Biennial Conference in Pretoria. Highlighting the costs of weather-related disasters between 1980 and 2015 in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), this latest rendition of the critically acclaimed handbook points out that the costs of damages amounted to 10 billion USD, affecting millions of people.
Dr Sibusisiwe Khuluse-Makhanya has become the first black female researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to obtain a PhD in spatial statistics.